I am truly grateful for my godly heritage and growing up in a Christian home, though an imperfect one. Regardless, my family’s faith wasn’t enough. I needed to make it mine. One Sunday, something the pastor said must have made sense to my five-year-old mind. After coming home from church, I […]
Category: Songs of Salvation
Victorious by LoRee Peery In His sovereignty, the Lord chose 1975 as the year to gain my attention. My father was murdered in April. My parents lived in the old Lutheran parsonage, and after the funeral, I looked out the kitchen window toward the cemetery. A rainbow arched over Daddy’s […]
First, can I just say how much I love the title of this feature? Music … and story … and salvation, which is simply the beautiful truth that we broken human beings can be rescued not only from anything that’s ever happened to us, but even from ourselves. All to […]
“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,” Romans 8:1 Isn’t that just the most comforting verse? I hold onto these precious words tightly as I journey through this life. No condemnation, total forgiveness, unconditional love. Sometimes, I still have to remind myself that this amazing promise is […]
I did not grow up in a Christian home. My family was mistreated by various churches and so they left the church. I, however, was always curious about church, and especially Jesus. When I was about 7 or 8, I started reading my aunt’s discarded Bible on my own. That […]
I glanced up at the clock. It had been a typical busy Sunday, and my husband and I were winding down for the night. “It’s late, Jess,” I said to my daughter who we had put to bed earlier. “Why don’t we just wait until tomorrow.” “No, Mommy. I don’t want to […]
I was raised on the edges of Catholicism, with an agnostic father and a mother who did her best to expose my brother and me to the idea of a loving God. But I didn’t really find faith until I walked down to an altar at a Nazarene Church as an adult. New to my salvation, I grew closer and closer to the Lord, day by day. I brought all my concerns to Him. Then, one day, He asked something of me.
Reconciliation is one of my favorite words in the Bible – the truth mentioned in Colossians 1:20-22 of how I was separated from God and He chose to reconcile me to Himself through his son Jesus. So, with such an intense gratitude for the reconciliation that God accomplished in my […]
Not me. Never. Not going to happen.
Those are phrases I used as a kid, phrases I meant with all of my heart.
I stared at the mirror in disbelief. My eyebrow drooped low over my right eye, the curve of the mouth below it hung to my chin. How could this be happening? Again?